High Level Meeting on Youth

High Level Meeting on Youth

As part of the International Year of Youth, the General Assembly held a high-level meeting on youth on 25 and 26 July 2011, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The High Level Meeting had the overarching theme “Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding”.

The High-Level Meeting comprised two consecutive informal interactive thematic panel discussions on 25 July 2011 and two plenary meetings on 26 July 2011. The thematic panel discussions was chaired by Member States at the invitation of the President of the General Assembly and addressed the following themes:

  1. Thematic panel discussion 1: Strengthening international cooperation regarding youth and enhancing dialogue, mutual understanding and active youth participation as indispensable elements towards achieving social integration, full employment and the eradication of poverty;
  2. Thematic panel discussion 2: Challenges to youth development and opportunities for poverty eradication, employment and sustainable development.


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